City of Tampa

Range Master (#007405) N33

$33.18-$49.77 Hourly / $5,751.20-$8,626.80 Monthly / $69,014.40-$103,521.60 Yearly


This is instructional and supervisory work at the municipally utilized firing range. This is a highly responsible position that includes but is not limited to custody and maintenance of firearms and related equipment along with planning and implementing the training of the Tampa Police Department personnel.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for instructing law enforcement officers and other personnel I the safe use and care of firearms and chemical weapons and in laws and ordinances that pertain to their use. Under direction, the employee supervises the operations and maintenance of the firing range and related equipment. Work is of considerable difficulty requiring that safety be maintained during training sessions and tournaments. The employee exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in planning, scheduling, organizing, coordinating, and conducting training sessions, tournaments and related activities both day and night. The employee is responsible for performing activates as municipal police armor. Work requires the employee to receive and account for ammunition, gun cleaning and firing range equipment, and funds associated with range operations and maintenance. Tact and courtesy are necessary in relations with those utilizing the range facilities. Work is reviewed through conferences, observation, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Plans, schedules, organizes, and conducts training classes for law enforcement officers and others; teaches effective, efficient, and safe use and care of firearms and chemical agents; instructs law enforcement personnel in applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances regulating the use of deadly force and the inherent discretionary authority, and civil and criminal liability assumed by a police officer as well as in service training and related drills and activities including high liability subjects; develops curriculum, writes and distributes training information and memoranda; schedules employees and conducts firearms qualifications and maintains related records.

Plans, schedules, organizes, coordinates, and supervises firearms tournaments and matches and all other activities held at the firing range for law enforcement officers and other authorized to use the range; maintains liaison with user organizations to coordinate activities at the range.

Supervises the operation and maintenance of the firing range including reloading ammunition,  repairing and maintaining target range equipment and facilities, and inventorying and reordering supplies and equipment; receives, accounts for and issues ammunition to law enforcement personnel and other for use on the range; collects and accounts for funds received from sales of Tampa Police pistol and rifle club memberships, ammunition,  gun cleaning, and shooting range equipment and accessories; conducts monthly inventories of equipment and supplies; maintains records and makes reports

Perform related work as required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of:   federal, state and local laws and ordinances regulating the use of firearms, and the discretionary authority, criminal and civil liability inherent therein; the maintenance, care and use of firearms including revolvers, shotguns and rifles, both semi-automatic and automatic, and the use of chemical agents such as tear gas and chemical delivery systems; safety rules and regulations as related to the use of firearms and the operation of a firing range; the care and maintenance of target range equipment and facilities.

Working knowledge of:   municipal police organization and activities; teaching principles and practices; Curriculum development and basic record keeping.

Ability to:  care for and maintain firearms; plan, direct, supervise and review the work of others. Teach others in practical and classroom demonstrations situations; follow oral and written instructions; maintain accurate records, and prepare and submit clear, concise and accurate reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public.

Skill in:  the use and care of firearms, chemical agents and chemical delivery systems. Designing training programs to achieve objectives: presenting training courses.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school supplemented by an equivalent of two years of college  and considerable experience in conducting firearms training and in operating and maintaining a firing range including responsible experience in a supervisory and/or teaching capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license. Ability to be certified as an instructor by the National Rifle Association. Possess ion of a Florida State Instructor Certificate.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 007405;